That Hammer Guy
"That Hammer Guy" made its radio debut in 1953, at the height of Mickey Spillane's tough, trigger-happy, skirt-chasing detective Mike Hammer's popularity. Broadcast on the Mutual Broadcasting System from January 6, 1953 until October 5, 1953, "That Hammer Guy" didn't feature any scripts by Spillane, but writer Ed Adamson did manage to capture Spillane's gritty world and colorful language. The show originally starred Larry Haines as Mike Hammer. He was later replaced by Ted de Corsia.